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New and Published Books

  1. Reconstructing Sustainability Science

    Knowledge and action for a sustainable future

    By Thaddeus R. Miller

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    The growing urgency, complexity and "wickedness" of sustainability problems—from climate change and biodiversity loss to ecosystem degradation and persistent poverty and inequality—present fundamental challenges to scientific knowledge production and its use. While there is little doubt that...

    Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Critical Realism and Housing Research

    By Julie Lawson

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    Since the nineteenth century various housing solutions have evolved, such as sprawling Australian home ownership and compact Dutch social rental housing. This phenomenon cannot be adequately explained with simple descriptions of key events, politics and housing outcomes. Critical Realism and...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory brings together as one set and as individual volumes a series of previously out-of-print classic titles from a variety of academic imprints. With books ranging from Advances in Social Theory and Methodology to Capital,...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Communism and Development (Routledge Revivals)

    By Robert Bideleux

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1985, this book provides a comprehensive reappraisal of the diverse Communist development strategies that shaped the twentieth century. Robert Bideleux emphasises the appalling human and economic costs of the most widely adopted ‘Stalinist’ strategies of forced industrialisation...

    Published March 19th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The German Bourgeoisie (Routledge Revivals)

    Essays on the Social History of the German Middle Class from the Late Eighteenth to the Early Twentieth Century

    Edited by David Blackbourn, Richard J Evans

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1991, this collection of original studies by British, German and American historians examines the whole range of modern German bourgeoisie groups, including professional, mercantile, industrial and financial bourgeoisie, and the bourgeois family. Drawing on original research, the...

    Published December 12th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Nature's Saviours

    Celebrity Conservationists in the Television Age

    By Graham Huggan

    Today's celebrity conservationists, many of whom made their reputations through television and other visual media, play a major role in drawing public attention to an increasingly threatened world. This book, one of the first to address this contribution, focuses on five key figures: the English...

    Published August 13th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Gambling, Work and Leisure (Routledge Revivals)

    A Study Across Three Areas

    By David Downes, D. M. Davies, M. E. David, P. Stone

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Since the legalisation of off-course cash betting in 1960, and the rise of varying forms of gambling, the British have come to be known as a nation of gamblers. Until this study was published in 1976, barely any evidence existed against which to assess the claim that gambling had become a major...

    Published July 26th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Democracy Building and Civil Society in Post-Soviet Armenia

    By Armine Ishkanian

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    This volume considers the challenges of democracy building in post-Soviet Armenia, and the role of civil society in that process. It argues that, contrary to the expectations of Western aid donors, who promoted civil society on the assumption that democratization would follow from the...

    Published February 27th 2012 by Routledge

  9. The Transnational Studies Reader

    Intersections and Innovations

    Edited by Peggy Levitt, Sanjeev Khagram

    In recent years, 'transnationalism' has become a key analytical concept across the social sciences. While theoretical approaches to the study of global social phenomena have traditionally focused on the nation-state as the central defining framework, transnational studies views social experience as...

    Published November 27th 2007 by Routledge

  10. Philanthropy in England

    Series: Routledge Library Editions

    In these works Professor Jordan studies the origins of modern social and cultural institutions in England. He is concerned with the momentous shift which occurred in men's aspirations for their society in the course of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, as reflected in the charities which...

    Published August 31st 2006 by Routledge